Thursday

Walk a Mile in Their Moccasins

Being considerate of others, Philippians 2
"Don't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their moccasins." *

This proverb is a good way to look at God's admonition to judge others fairly and graciously (Matthew 7:1-4). 

At 64, my journey has included a number of experiences and challenges.

I have insights and understanding for people who are walking where my moccasins have already walked. 

But God wants us to have compassion and consideration even if we haven't worn their shoes.  

You may never have lost your job, had a wayward child, had poor health, been widowed, or faced the challenges of aging. But God can give you insight and compassion for others experiencing these challenges.

God wants us to think of others, instead of just thinking of ourselves (Philippians 2:3-4), so let's pray for sensitivity and consideration in all of our relationships. 
* Contrary to popular opinion, this isn't a Native American proverb. It became popular because of the poem "Walk a Mile in His Moccasins" written in 1895 by Mary T. Lathrap



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